The Washington DC Region Board of Directors serves to:
- Establish policies and oversees the implementation for the Region.
- Appoint committees and their chairpersons.
- Elect the Regional Executive and other officers of the Region.
- Manage the finances of the Region and oversee the functions of the Region Administrator (Heidi S. Weir).
- Renew the Region's Charter, run the regional elections and establish the regional dues.
- Promote the Region, both directly and with others, via marketing and outreach events.
- Are responsible to ensure that the region operates within the guidelines of the SCCA and the laws governing tax exempt organizations.
- Listen to complaints and arbitrate the solutions within the Region.
- Select several of the regional award winners.
- Represent the Region at the divisional and national level.
- Individual members of the Board serve as liaisons between major committees and the BOD.
SCCA MEMBER: 20 years
WDCR MEMBER: 20 years
- Club Racing volunteer
- Assistant Flag Chief (2006-2010)
- WDCR Flag Chief for another year (2011)
- F&C Divisional Administrator for the SCCA Northeast Division (2011-)
- Director of Club Racing (2011-2014)
- PDX program volunteer; helped find facilities for the Rally Cross program
Highlight: I had top notch assistance from a volunteer support staff that we assembled as a management team for the WDCR Club Racing Program. We hosted the first Super Tour for the DC Region, an event that continues through this current season.
Licenses: WDCR Competition Driver School (2015); completed the requirements for a competition license (2016).
PERSONAL: I worked in management for the metals mining industry, specifically in the maintenance and engineering departments of some large hard rock mines, mills, smelting, and refining. Most of the work was in the western U.S. eventually retiring from the last assignment in Alaska.
Since retirement, I have spent considerable time in volunteer community service within Clarke County, Virginia including over 12 Years serving on the 911 Emergency Communications upgrade committee, Industrial Development Authority, and Barns of Rose Hill development and Construction Committee.
I am also U.S. Air Force veteran.
WDCR MEMBER: 40+ years
- Regional Executive (2016-17)
- Assistant Regional Executive (2015).
- Served on the Board of Directors for three earlier terms.
- Co-chaired the committee that developed the MARRS series.
- Served 5 years as Asst. Flag Marshal.
- Chaired the Annual Awards banquet for 3 years.
- Also served at various times as Secretary, Board Liaison to the CRC, Membership Chairman, Social Chairman and Merchandise Chairman.
Highlights: In collaboration with Bob Crawford (Member Services Chair), began publishing Straightpipe newsletter. Negotiating our current favorable contract with Summit Point was one of my more important tasks last year. I have also worked closely with Dominion Raceway over the past two years to support their efforts to become SCCA approved for track events.
Licenses: National F&C license
PERSONAL: Now retired, I spent my professional career in Logistics and Distribution management, most recently with Connections Education as Senior Distribution Manager. My wife Penny is also involved in the Region having served as Chief of Start and she now works in T&S.
SCCA MEMBER: since early 1970s
WDCR MEMBER: since 1996
- SOLO driver in San Fransisco Region
- 9 years on the Board of Directors
- Chief Steward, WDCR PDX/CT/TT Committee (2005-)
- Flagger & Steward in Club Racing
- Served as the Assistant Regional Executive
- Served as the Board’s representative to the PDX, Rally Cross, and Solo programs, and to the Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Licenses: Full Competition License as a competitor in the SSM Class.
PERSONAL: I am a retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer. I currently work part time as a Flagger for both Summit Point Raceway and 2x4 Safety Services. I have served as Captain of the Bus Stop Chicane flag crew for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona for the past 15 years. I use my position to expose some of our new flaggers to Pro Racing as historically I host 10-12 DC Region Flaggers at the Bus Stop each year. Of course the benefit for me is I get to be the Shift Captain with the DC Region Flaggers. But then our DC Region Flagger patches look good on TV.
My entire family is involved: My wife Janet works in T&S, and my son Jim is a Race Mechanic with WISKO Race Engineering.
SCCA MEMBER: since 1992
SCCA INVOLVEMENT (as a member of the Sports Car Club of America and AutoCrossers, Inc. – DC Region chapter club.)
- By 1996 I was in charge of our autocross events at Camden Yards, the largest events in the area at that time.
- I started doing National level events, both Pro Solo and Tours in 1996.
- I have been to Nationals and the Pro Finale 17 times, trophying four times.
- At Nationals, I have served as Grid Chief, Chief of Course, Operating Steward and Assistant Chief Steward.
- I have served two year stints as President, Treasurer, and Vice President of AutoCrossers, Inc.
- I have been a Solo 2 Safety Steward for 15 years.
- 5+ years on the Board of Directors
- As a DC Region member I have helped operate the National level events in Petersburg and FedEx Stadium.
PERSONAL: I’m married with a son and daughter residing in Burtonsville, MD. I hold a degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Computer Science and Management. I am an owner of Advantage Electrostatic Refinishers, Inc., a painting company I co-founded in 1984. I also have a Baltimore City Development Company called Chester Street Associates.
SCCA MEMBER: since 2006
- Introduced to WDCR through the Auto-X program in 1995. From there it was a slippery slope from track days to Club Racing in a relatively short period.
- Performance Driving eXperience program (PDX) (2014-) participant, instructor, and member of the PDX/Time Trials Organizing Committee.
Licenses: Competition license (2006)
PERSONAL: For the past 19 years, my day job is to manage the I.T. infrastructure of a mid-sized family owned company. I provide technical support, planning and implementation of new initiatives, develop and manage the I.T. budget and negotiate contracts and terms with vendors.
SCCA MEMBER: since 2012
- Joined NCC Autocross committee in 2015
- Participant in Autocross events since 2012
- Joined Autocross committee in 2016 as novice coordinator
PERSONAL: I'm a former Project Manager who has recently returned to teaching High School Science and Robotics at the Jemicy School.
John Nesbit, Director
WDCR MEMBER: since 2003
- Raced Formula Ford
- Race steward
- Served on the old Competition Committee as a driver rep.
- Advise the Club Racing Committee as stewards rep.
- Years ago, I was a rallyist - driving, navigating, and working checkpoints.
PERSONAL: I am retired after a career in IT, working in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
WDCR MEMBER: since 2004
- In 2005, my wife and I did 50+ different autocross events in the Mid-Atlantic area
- Joined the DC Solo committee (2006).
- Solo safety steward (2007-10)
- Solo chair (2010-)
- Started Rallycrossing in 2011 and took over administration of Rallycross website
- Involved in registration and timing for the Rallycross events
- Became Rallycross safety steward in 2013
- Trophied at the last 2 Rallycross Nationals with 2 different Miatas and will be attending my 3rd Nationals this fall.
PERSONAL: I have worked in computer support for Montgomery College for the last 17 years and live in Woodbridge, VA with my wife Katie, and a few less Miatas than you would see in a Spec Miata race.
WDCR MEMBER: since 2004
- Administrator and Driver’s Representative for the SSM Race Class (2015-)
- Regional Competitor (2004-)
- National Competitor (now Majors) since 2004
- Regional Registrar
- Regional Scrutineer
- SM Racer
- 2011 Summit Point National Winner in SM
- SSM Racer SSM Administrator for past 3 years. SSM Driver Representative (2015-)
- Current SRF3 Racer
- Volunteer: registration, pit lane/grid, timing and scoring, as well as in the tech shed.
Highlights: As SSM Administrator, we drastically changed the process for “Sealing” all cars that compete in the SSM class. Many said such an undertaking could not be successful. The results speak for themselves as we took a popular class and increased participation while other classes saw decreasing participation.
PERSONAL: I bring a business background to the process as a Financial Planner for my own firm with 30 years of successful business experience. I am a racer; however, I have attended solos, instructed in PDX and participated in rallies (in the 80’s).
want to get involved?
The BOD meets once a month. Board members typically spend an average of three hours a week on Region business, but a few spend much more. The pay for BOD members is a free meal at the monthly meeting. When things go right, you are invisible. When things go wrong, you are not. The experience and the friendship of your fellow board members are the rewards. If you love the sport and respect the club, it is all worthwhile.